IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award

Given by International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA)

Other Names: Crawford Award, Crawford Fantasy Award, William L. Crawford Fantasy Award
199 Works / 201 Items 220,107 Books 9,660 Reviews ½ 3.9
The IAFA Crawford Award each year recognizes an outstanding new writer whose first fantasy book was published during the previous calendar year. It is not specifically a first novel award. The award show more was established with the support of the late Andre Norton, who also helped establish the criteria and who continued to support the award over the years. show less
Stages:
All, Winner (41), Finalist (160)
Years:
All, 2023 (5), 2022 (3), 2021 (6), 2020 (4), 2019 (6), 2018 (6), 2017 (4), 2016 (6), 2015 (6), 2014 (4), 2013 (5), 2012 (5), 2011 (6), 2010 (4), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (6), 2006 (7), 2005 (1), 2004 (1), 2003 (8), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (10), 1999 (10), 1998 (9), 1997 (5), 1996 (2), 1995 (3), 1994 (9), 1993 (3), 1992 (3), 1991 (5), 1990 (10), 1989 (5), 1988 (8), 1987 (12), 1986 (1), 1985 (1)

Winner 41

WorkYear
The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez2023
Midnight Doorways: Fables from Pakistan by Usman T. Malik2022
The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo2021
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir2020
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang2019
Her Body and Other Parties: Stories by Carmen Maria Machado2018
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders2017
The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson2016
Spirits Abroad {original edition} by Zen Cho2015
The Angel of Losses by Stephanie Feldman2015
A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar2014
Jagannath by Karin Tidbeck2013
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine2012
Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord2011
The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry2010
Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory2009
One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak2008
Map of Dreams by M. Rickert2007
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill2006
The Year of Our War by Steph Swainston2005
The Etched City by K. J. Bishop2004
A Scattering of Jades by Alexander C. Irvine2003
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde2002
The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson2001
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop2000
Children of Amarid by David B. Coe1999
The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni1998
Black Wine by Candas Jane Dorsey1997
Archangel by Sharon Shinn1996
The Shape-Changer's Wife by Sharon Shinn1996
Gun, With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem1995
Running Fiercely Toward a High Thin Sound by Judith Katz1994
Flying in Place by Susan Palwick1993
Moonwise by Greer Ilene Gilman1992
The Anvil of Ice by Michael Scott Rohan1991
Silk Road by Jeanne Larsen1990
Walkabout Woman by Michaela Roessner1989
Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas1988
The Isle of Glass by Judith Tarr1987
Things Invisible to See by Nancy Willard1986
Moonheart by Charles de Lint1985

Finalist 160

WorkYear
Wrath Goddess Sing by Maya Deane2023
The Bruising of Qilwa by Naseem Jamnia2023
The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings2023
The Green Man of Eshwood Hall by Jacob Kerr2023
Never Have I Ever: Stories by Isabel Yap2022
On Fragile Waves by E. Lily Yu2022
Night Roll by Michael J. Deluca2021
Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel by Julian K. Jarboe2021
Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings2021
In Veritas (Nunatak First Fiction) by C. J. Lavigne2021
Beneath The Rising by Premee Mohamed2021
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow2020
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons2020
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh2020
The Black God's Drums by P. Djèlí Clark2019
The Breath of the Sun by Isaac Fellman2019
Armed in Her Fashion by Kate Heartfield2019
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse2019
Half-Witch by John Schoffstall2019
The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty2018
Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys2018
The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller2018
The Tiger's Daughter by K Arsenault Rivera2018
Spellhaven by Sandra Unerman2018
Marginalia to Stone Bird by R. B. Lemberg2017
Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff2017
Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt2017
The Daughters by Adrienne Celt2016
The Devourers by Indrapramit Das2016
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson2016
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu2016
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley2016
Boundary Problems (Freehand Books) by Greg Bechtel2015
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton2015
Fire in the Unnameable Country by Ghalib Islam2015
The Stone Boatmen by Sarah Tolmie2015
Conservation of Shadows by Yoon Ha Lee2014
Rupetta by Nike Sulway2014
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker2014
Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed2013
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman2013
Rituals - Rhapsody of Blood, Volume One by Roz Kaveney2013
Ancient, Ancient: Short Fiction by Kiini Ibura Salaam2013
Of Blood and Honey by Stina Leicht2012
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern2012
The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht2012
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs2012
The Loving Dead by Amelia Beamer2011
Mr. Shivers by Robert Jackson Bennett2011
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes2011
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin2011
Crossing Over by Anna Kendall2011
A book of endings by Deborah Biancotti2010
The Girl with Glass Feet by Ali Shaw2010
Living With Ghosts by Kari Sperring2010
Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst2009
Thunderer by Felix Gilman2009
Last Dragon by J. M. McDermott2009
Superpowers by David J. Schwartz2009
The Imago Sequence and Other Stories by Laird Barron2008
God Is Dead by Jr. Ron Currie2008
Portable Childhoods by Ellen Klages2008
Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and a Red Dog by Ysabeau S. Wilce2008
A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham2007
Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead: Stories by Anya Johanna DeNiro2007
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue2007
In the Forest of Forgetting by Theodora Goss2007
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch2007
Bear Daughter by Judith Berman2006
Vellum by Hal Duncan2006
Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge2006
Mélusine by Sarah Monette2006
In The Palace Of Repose by Holly Phillips2006
Spotted Lily by Anna Tambour2006
Summerland by Michael Chabon2003
A Shortcut in Time by Charles Dickinson2003
The Summer Country by James A. Hetley2003
Fires of the Faithful by Naomi Kritzer2003
The Red Church by Scott Nicholson2003
The Crow Maiden by Sarah Singleton2003
A Telling of Stars by Caitlin Sweet2003
The Last Dragonlord by Joanne Bertin2000
The Divinity Student by Michael Cisco2000
The Shadow of Ararat by Thomas Harlan2000
Rhapsody: Child of Blood by Elizabeth Haydon2000
Shiva 3000 by Jan Lars Jensen2000
The Angle Quickest for Flight by Steven Kotler2000
King Rat by China Miéville2000
The River Midnight by Lilian Nattel2000
Code of Conduct by Kristine Smith2000
Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop1999
Green Rider by Kristen Britain1999
Prophets for the End of Time by Marcos Donnelly1999
Brown Girl In The Ring by Nalo Hopkinson1999
Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner1999
The Blood Jaguar by Michael H. Payne1999
Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein1999
The High House by James Stoddard1999
The Bear Comes Home by Rafi Zabor1999
Children of Amarid by David B. Coe1998
The Art of Arrow Cutting by Stephen Dedman1998
Into the Forest by Jean Hegland1998
Merlin's Gift by Ian McDowell1998
Mordred's Curse by Ian McDowell1998
Celestial Dogs by Jay Russell1998
Sky Knife by Marella Sands1998
Iron Dawn by Matthew Woodring Stover1998
Egg Dancing by Liz Jensen1997
When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai1997
The Scarlet Rider by Lucy Sussex1997
Waking Beauty by Paul Witcover1997
The Rising of the Moon by Flynn Connolly1995
The Museum of Love by Steve Weiner1995
The Dream of the Stone by Christina Askounis1994
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite1994
The Man Who Took a Bite Out of His Wife and Other Stories by Bev Jafek1994
Owl In Love by Patrice Kindl1994
Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara1994
The Angel Carver by Rosanne Daryl Thomas1994
The Secret Service by Wendy Walker1994
The Well-Favored Man by Elizabeth Willey1994
Divina Trace by Robert Antoni1993
Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence by Nick Bantock1993
On the Road to Baghdad by Güneli Gün1992
The Illusionists by Faren Miller1992
Sunder, Eclipse & Seed by Elyse Guttenberg1991
Walker of Worlds by Tom De Haven1991
Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt1991
In Between Dragons by Michael Kandel1991
The Fungus Garden by Brian Brett1990
Mermaid's Song by Alida Van Gores1990
Contrarywise by Zohra Greenhalgh1990
Child of the Grove by Tanya Huff1990
The Last Wizard by Tanya Huff1990
Divided Allegiance by Elizabeth Moon1990
Oath of Gold by Elizabeth Moon1990
Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words {unspecified Editions} by Milorad Pavić1990
Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff1990
Sheepfarmer's Daughter by Elizabeth Moon1989
Dragon Prince by Melanie Rawn1989
Deserted Cities of the Heart by Lewis Shiner1989
Second Sight by Mary Tannen1989
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull1988
The Shadow of His Wings by Bruce Fergusson1988
Teot's War by Heather Gladney1988
Rumors of Spring by Richard Grant1988
The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'Shea1988
The Warrior who Carried Life by Geoff Ryman1988
Lincoln's Dreams by Connie Willis1988
The Infinity Concerto by Greg Bear1987
The Serpent Mage by Greg Bear1987
Not Wanted on the Voyage by Timothy Findley1987
UNDERSEA (Finnbranch, Vol 2) by Paul Hazel1987
Winterking by Paul Hazel1987
Yearwood by Paul Hazel1987
The Darkest Road by Guy Gavriel Kay1987
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay1987
The Wandering Fire by Guy Gavriel Kay1987
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons1987
Tailchaser's Song by Tad Williams1987

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